Columbus Hops

Columbus HopsIf you are looking for a good pungent aroma, high alpha acid hop variety then consider using Columbus hops…

This hop variety is part of the Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) group mostly considered a bittering hop, but it does provide some good clean and pungent aroma similar to Tomahawk hops…

Some of the most popular beer styles that like to use this hop variety are your more bitter ales like IPA, Double IPA, American Stout, and Barleywine.

Here are some of the most important characteristics of this hop variety:

Columbus Hop Profile

Alpha:Beta Ratio:
Alpha Acids: 14.5 – 16.5%
Beta Acids:
4.0 – 5.0%
Co-humulone:
28 – 32% of alpha acids

Total Oils: 2.0 – 3.0 mL per 100 grams
Myrcene: 40 – 50% of total oils
Humulene: 12 – 18% of total oils

A possible hop substitution would be Tomahawk Hops, or Zeus Hops… others not as similar, but that would possibly work would be Galena hops, Chinook hops or Nugget hops